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Over 86 percent of 773 road accident-related deaths recorded in Ho Chi Minh City last year were men, although women made up most of traffic violation cases.
A man running away from a 20-year warrant by Ho Chi Minh City police for a murder charge has been arrested in the north.
A taxi driver in Hanoi was sentenced to three and half years in prison for robbing a Chinese passenger of more than VND23 million (US$1,085) last year.
The Ministry of Transport on Sunday ordered local airports and airlines to tighten their security after a Malaysian plane with 239 people aboard vanished near Vietnam, raising possibility of hijack.
Ho Chi Minh City is starting a grand vaccination campaign for measles as the disease is still spreading after two months of lackluster efforts and the problem could worsen when the seasons change.